Adindu Victor (born 14 March 1999), known professionally as Babyboy AV,[1] formally known as AV, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He gained recognition for his 2021 single "Big Thug Boys",[2] which peaked at number five on Billboard Triller Chart.[3]

Babyboy AV
Birth nameAdindu Victor
Also known asAV
Born (1999-03-14) 14 March 1999 (age 25)
Benin City, Edo, Nigeria
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2019–present
YouTube information
ChannelsBabyboy AV
Subscribers124 Thousand
Total views41.3 Million

Last updated: 23 December 2023

Early life edit

Adindu Victor was born in Benin City, Edo State, to an Igbo father from Delta State and Edo mother. He was raised in the city in a mixed environment.[4][5] He had his tertiary education at Ambrose Alli University, where he obtained his first degree.[citation needed]

Career edit

Baby Boy AV was motivated by his musician father, a guitarist who became passionate about music at an early age. He made his professional start in the music business in 2018 and debuted in 2020 with the song "Temperature," which was widely played on radio and television. In 2019, he performed the well-known Felabration,[6] among other occasions. In an episode of the All-Nighter podcast, he revealed that he once found himself squatting in the residence of Victor AD before releasing "Big Thug Boys".[7][8]

With the release of his official debut song, "Big Thug Boys," accompanied by a music video produced and directed by director Dindu, Baby Boy AV gained notoriety. Afrobeat and Dancehall are combined in Baby Boy AV's sound, which has amassed over 10 million YouTube views[9]

Following his breakout in 2021, Babyboy AV headlined Afro Beach Festival in Accra, Ghana alongside Costa Titch, and Kofi Kinaata in December 2022.[10]

By June 2023, he released his first single of the year, "Quick Question"[11] after his EP project rollout.

Discography edit

EP edit

Year EP Title Tracks Producers
2022 Thug Love (EP)[12]
  1. Unbeatable
  2. Thug Love
  3. B&B (Booze & Bumbum)
  4. No Dey Form
  5. Wake Up
  1. Black Culture
  2. Kulboy
  3. KTIZO
  4. Black Culture
  5. Black Culture

Singles edit

Year Song Title Producer Album
2020 Temperature Vybe
2020 My Song
2020 Hustle
2021 Big Boy Thugs Kulboy
2021 Confession Tempo
2022 Jiggy Krizbeatz
2022 Big Thug Boys (Dj Yo! Remix)
  • Dj Yo!
  • Kulboy
2022 Big Thug Boys (Remix) ft. Jireel Kulboy
2022 No Dey Form Black Culture Thug Love
2022 Big Boy Thugs (Remix) ft. Lama Shreif Kulboy
2022 Confession (Remix) ft. Black Culture
2023 Quick Question Black Culture
2023 Jeje - A COLORS SHOW Onijaife Oghenetaga Paul
2023 Quick Question - Speedup Version Black Culture

Featured In edit

Year Title Producer Album
2022 "F.D.P (Fire Di Party)" (featuring Dj Tunez)
  • Kulboy
  • Dj Tunez
"Home Boy" (featuring Joshua Adere)
"Veronica" (featuring Alpha P) Blaisebeatz
"Roma" (featuring Kelvyn Boy) KullBoiBeatz
2023 "Jaga Jaga" (featuring Victony)


Awards and nominations edit

Year Event Category Nomination Result Ref
2022 The Headies Rookie of the Year "Self" Nominated [13]

See also edit

  • Naomi, Overo (9 July 2022). "AV IS THE NEWEST ADDITION ON THE ROSTER FOR SONY MUSIC PUBLISHING". Retrieved 9 July 2022.

References edit

  1. ^ "AV's 'Thug Love' is strikingly familiar [Pulse Album Review]". Pulse Nigeria. 7 December 2022. Retrieved 17 July 2023.
  2. ^ Sammy, Skratch (22 June 2021). "AV - Big Thug Boys". Gh Gossip. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  3. ^ "30M organic streams, a big surprise — Baby Boy AV". Nigerian Tribune. 19 September 2021. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  4. ^ Afrobeats Podcast. "AV says his Dad is from Delta State at 3:52". YouTube. Retrieved 10 December 2023.
  5. ^ Return to Delta State - AV in Igbo Attire. "Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 10 December 2023.
  6. ^ "Watch Terry G and AV thrill the crowd at New Afrika Shrine. (FELABRATION)". 20 October 2022. Retrieved 20 October 2022.
  7. ^ "How Victor AD Allowed Me Squat with Him When I Was Waiting for Life to End – Singer, AV". Gist Lover. 18 May 2023. Retrieved 18 May 2023.
  8. ^ "I was waiting for life to end before Victor AD came to my rescue" – AV Reveals". 36Ng. 18 May 2023. Retrieved 18 May 2023.
  9. ^ "AV - BIG THUG BOYS (OFFICIAL VIDEO)". 9 July 2021. Retrieved 14 August 2023.
  10. ^ "Costa Titch, Baby Boy AV, and Kofi Kinaata headline Afro Beach Festival". Joy Online. 21 December 2022.
  11. ^ "Babyboy AV – Quick Question". Legit9ja. 23 June 2023.
  12. ^ Adeayo, Adebiyi (5 December 2022). "AV drops highly anticipated debut EP, 'Thug Love'". Pulse Nigeria.
  13. ^ "2022 Headies Awards Nominations: Full List awards". 26 July 2022.